Last time on Decently Drifting Dark Souls, we stabbed a skeleton in the dick! Yeah, yeah, I know, progress through the game, getting ever closer to saving the world, all that stuff that’s kind of important too, but I don’t know that there’s anything else we got that’s ever going to beat stabbing a skeleton in the dick. If you ever have the chance to try that, I would highly recommend it.
Anyways, we kicked some bony butt, flipped some switches, ran across a bridge, then passed through a fog gate. That’s where we left off last time.
The gate opens us into a big ol’ dark catacomb. Aside from the candles keeping the wall corpses warm, I can’t see very far ahead of me. I hug the wall to my right, then start walking along.
Before long, I spot an opening in the wall. An arrow flies out of it and strikes me in the shoulder, to make sure I noticed. Now, the fact that there’s something in there that needs killing would normally be motivation enough, but the developers of the game saw fit to sweeten the deal by highlighting that there’s treasure inside. There’s a path leading out from here, so this is definitely a side trip, but I think I’ve earned myself a brief detour.
I head in the door, than take a brief drop. Immediately, I’m set upon by a few skeletons, one right behind me already swinging his sword, two more dropping arrows at me. I block the blade, but take two arrows in the back. Obviously this isn’t a situation that can continue, so I roll out of the way. The swordsman follows me, as does another arrow, both of which I block. I pierce through the skeleton before me twice, taking another arrow as I do, then I book it for the staircase on the other side of the room.
The staircase ends up in a long, wide, dark hallway with a statue of some sort at the end of it. He’s hidden in the darkness at first, but partway through is a large skeleton. I don’t even stop as he strides forth, piercing him in the ankle before leaping away from his counter attack.
I’m unsure as to how damaging he might be, and don’t particularly want to test his power out. He’s not strong enough to pose any threat of getting past my guard, however. At the same time, I counterjab into him several times and barely chip away at his life. He’s got some strong defenses, at the very least. We might be in for a drawn-out fight.
I don’t have the patience for that right now. I hit him in the face with a fireball. He topples into a pile of bones.
There’s a casket set before a statue of a mother with her child. Inside the casket is a corpse with the Darkmoon Séance Ring, which lets me equip more spells. The ring’s description claims that it’s worn by followers of the deity Gwyndolin, who is the last remaining deity in Anor Londo. Yet, I had met Gwynevere in Anor Londo earlier. That doesn’t match up…